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  • Check out the Law, Power-Sharing and Human Rights program, run by Prof. Koen De Feyter, Dr. Sahla Aroussi, and Dr. Stef Vandeginste  at the University of Antwerp. This research program was launched in October 2010. It analyses the use of power-sharing as a tool of conflict settlement and state building on the African continent. Adopting a primarily legal perspective, power-sharing agreements...

  • Paralegals can be a powerful tool of justice, helping to resolve disputes and empower individual clients and whole communities. Living and working in the communities they serve, community-based paralegals combine their knowledge of the formal justice system with mediation and community education to help the poor and marginalized address their justice problems.

    Open Society Justice...

  • Health care settings should be places where human rights are realized. Yet, across the world, health systems often serve as venues of punishment, coercion, and violations of basic human rights, sometimes amounting to torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. This abuse is especially prevalent in the care of socially marginalized groups—people living with HIV, ethnic minorities,...

  • An online platform that helps to design programs against gender-based violence continues to expand its scope - and its users. The Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls has a new campaigning module. 

    The Centre is a unique global knowledge initiative managed by UN Women.  It currently offers resources in English, French and Spanish on topics that span health,...

  • Over 150 new constitutions have been created since 1975, and as many as 20 national constitutions are reformed or adopted each year. Recent months and the ‘Arab Spring’ have proven that this development continues. This year alone, constitutional reforms have been, or are, on the agenda in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nepal, Southern Sudan, Zimbabwe and now Libya.

    For Interpeace's 2011...